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Luminous Intensity of LEDs at NIST



Carl C. Miller, Yoshihiro Ohno


Calibration facilities and procedures for measurement of Averaged LED intensity using the detector-based method have been developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The scale has been established on two standard photometers calibrated for the required geometries. The current facility utilizes the existing NIST photometric bench and specific LED alignment procedures. The uncertainties of the calibration of the standard photometers as well as for the calibration of LEDs are analyzed in detail. Calibration services are now available for Averaged LED Intensity with a relative expanded uncertainty (k=2) ranging from 0.8% to 3% (dependeing on the LED characteristics) and for LED standard photometers for the CIE conditions A and B with an unceratinty of 0.7% and 0.9%, respectively.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the CIE 2nd Expert Symposium on LED Measurement
Conference Dates
May 10-12, 2001
Conference Title
CIE Expert Symposium on LED Measurement


average LED intensity, calibration standard, led, luminous intensity


Miller, C. and Ohno, Y. (2001), Luminous Intensity of LEDs at NIST, Proceedings of the CIE 2nd Expert Symposium on LED Measurement (Accessed April 18, 2024)
Created October 1, 2001, Updated February 17, 2017